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Briar Cliff University announces new head football coach

Feb 14, 2017

Briar Cliff University is excited to announce the hiring of the new head football coach, Dennis E. Wagner.

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Briar Cliff University announces new Board of Trustee members

Feb 13, 2017

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that Moses D. Elam, M.D. and Mark D. Schuett have joined the Board of Trustees for the university. ...


“Things I'm grateful for, after our mission trip to Honduras”

Jan 30, 2017

After 11 days on a mission trip to Honduras, student Sidney Marks reflected on the new perspective she has on life — including a few things she's especially thankful for: ...


Dr. Shirvani reflects on his first semester leading Briar Cliff University

Jan 26, 2017

The recently appointed president of Briar Cliff University in Sioux City insists every day brings a smile to his face. ...


Briar Cliff appoints V.P. for Finance and Administration

Dec 7, 2016

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that Ken Rueter has been appointed vice president for administration and finance. ...


BCU president, Dr. Shirvani, makes appearance on KSCJ’s ‘Grow Siouxland’

Dec 3, 2016

Recently Dr. Hamid Shirvani, president of Briar Cliff, was a guest on the “Grow Siouxland” radio program and discussed everything from his personal upbringing in Iran to his five-year plan for BCU. ...


Briar Cliff alumnus at the helm of Sioux City's Sanford Center

Nov 21, 2016

The Sanford Center is known for programs that seek to halt the growth of gangs in the city, and runs after-school and summer programs. ...


Briar Cliff unveils display honoring faculty emeriti

Nov 19, 2016

Briar Cliff University unveiled a permanent display honoring its faculty emeriti on Nov. 18 during a ceremony on campus. ...


University presents “A Briar Cliff Christmas”

Nov 17, 2016

Briar Cliff University’s Department of Music will present “A Briar Cliff Christmas,” Siouxland’s premier holiday choral celebration, on Dec. 3 at the Bishop Heelan Fine Arts Center. ...


New special education program will address shortage in community

Nov 14, 2016

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President Shirvani: Proposed changes aimed at making Briar Cliff a top-flight institution

Nov 13, 2016

Dr. Hamid Shirvani came to Briar Cliff University with a plan to take the school to unseen heights. ...


Briar Cliff dedicates Sisters of St. Francis Prayer and Reflection Garden

Oct 3, 2016

Briar Cliff University held a dedication ceremony on Oct. 2 for the new Sisters of Saint Francis Prayer and Reflection Garden on campus. ...


2016 homecoming royalty crowned at Briar Cliff

Sep 30, 2016

Briar Cliff students Shane Graves and Katelin Langel were crowned the University’s 2016 homecoming king and queen on Friday at a coronation ceremony inside the Newman Flanagan Center on campus. ...


“Angel” BCU alum sees that another Charger can fly home for Christmas

Sep 21, 2016

The woman looked at Jennifer and admitted, "This is no mistake. You're going home for Christmas, honey." Jennifer looked down. The woman had handed Jennifer a wad of cash. It came to $650. ...


‘Spirit of family’ makes Briar Cliff feel like home to new president

Sep 18, 2016

Dr. Hamid Shirvani hasn’t been in Iowa very long. But it hasn’t taken the new Briar Cliff University president much time to feel like he's home. ...


Briar Cliff once again honored as “Champions of Character” institution

Sep 12, 2016

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has recognized Briar Cliff as a “Five-Star Champions of Character Institution” for the sixth straight year. ...